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ESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF Ordinary Council MEETING of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 30 April 2019 AT 6:10pm

 

Present:

The Mayor, Councillor K Neilson (Chairperson) (North Ward)

 

Councillor D Said (Deputy Mayor) (South Ward)

 

North Ward                                                       -     Councillors C Hamilton & L Shurey

 

South Ward                                                       -     Councillors C Da Rocha & N D’Souza

 

East Ward                                                         -     Councillors T Bowen (from 6.50pm), M Matson &

                                                                              B Roberts (from 6.30pm)

 

West Ward                                                        -     Councillors A Luxford, H Stavrinos & P Veitch

 

Central Ward                                                     -     Councillors A Andrews & D Parker

 

Officers Present:

General Manager                                                           Ms T Manns

Director City Services                                                    Mr T Clarke

Director City Planning                                                    Mr K Kyriacou

Director Corporate Services                                           Mr D MacNiven

Manager Administrative Services                                    Mr D Kelly

Communications Manager                                              Mr J Hay

Manager Financial Operations                                        Mr G Byrne

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

The Council Prayer was read by Cr Said. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Da Rocha.

 

A minutes silence was observed for both National Sorry Day and for the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Sri Lanka.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

An apology was received from Cr Seng.

 

RESOLVED: (Hamilton/Stavrinos) that the apology received from Cr Seng be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

83/19

 

 

 

 

 

84/19

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) that the Minutes of the following meetings (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of those meetings:

-       Ordinary Council - 26 March 2019

-       Extraordinary Council - 2 April 2019.

 

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) that the Minutes of the following meetings (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of those meetings:

-       Environment Committee – 13 February 2018

-       Administration and Finance Committee – 13 March 2018

-       Works Committee – 13 March 2018

-       Planning Committee – 13 March 2018.

 

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

a)       Cr Matson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item GM4/19 as he rents a facility from Randwick Council on behalf of the Randwick Botany Greens.

b)       Cr Veitch declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item GM4/19 as she rents a facility from Randwick Council on behalf of the Randwick Botany Greens.

c)       Crs Matson and Andrews declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP11/19 as they both used to work with the speaker on this item who is a former Councillor.

d)       Cr Bowen declared a significant non pecuniary interest in Item NM30/19 as he deals with these companies in the course of his employment. Cr Bowen took no part in the debate and voting on the matter.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Prior to consideration of the Agenda by the Council, deputations were received in respect of the following matters:

CP10/19       Development of strategies to protect native fauna

 

For                       Ms Lisa Lifman

 

CP11/19       REVIEW OF RANDWICK LOCAL PLANNING PANEL

 

Against                 Ms Margery Whitehead

 

CS10/19       South Coogee to Kingsford - Cycling and Streetscape Improvements - Route Options Analysis

 

Against                 Mr Peter Tighe

 

For                       Mr Anish Bhasin

 

NM18/19      Notice of Motion from Cr Said - Update on opposition to proposed passenger cruise ship terminal

 

For                       Ms Maria Poulos

 

NM19/19      Notice of Motion from Cr Said - Apply for National Heritage Listing and Grant Program

 

For                       Mr Peter Fagan

 

NM20/19      Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Declaration of Climate Emergency

 

For                       Mr Allen Brcic

 

NM21/19      Notice of Motion from Crs Veitch, Matson and Shurey  – Greater Randwick Urban Masterplan and Randwick Academic Health Science Centre Masterplan

 

For                       Mr Stamatis Drakos

 

NM22/19      Notice of Motion from Crs Veitch, Matson and Shurey  – Review of Compulsory Acquisition process for the Randwick Campus Redevelopment

 

For                       Mr Dimitrios Hatzitoulousis

 

NM28/19      Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Alfreda Street beautification and uplift capital work

 

For                       Mr Michael Ryan

 

NM29/19      Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Ethel Street parking issues

 

For                       Mr William Burkitt

 

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 7.34pm and was resumed at 7.55pm.

 

 

RESOLVED (PROCEDURAL MOTION): (Said/Matson) that the items for which there were speakers be brought forward for immediate consideration.

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

 

MM19/19      Mayoral Minute - Autism MATES - Request for Financial Assistance (F2019/00001)

85/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council donate $630.00 to Autism MATES to assist with the costs that were incurred in organising the speakers for the Autism and Me event that was held on 6 April 2019, to be funded from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM20/19      Mayoral Minute - Waiving of Fees - Superhero Walk (F2019/00096)

86/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that:

 

a)  the application fee of $182.00 for the “Superhero Walk” around the outer part of Heffron Park on Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September 2019 be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund;

 

b)  the organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the activity; and

 

c)  the Mayor of the Mayor’s representative be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM21/19      Mayoral Minute - Waiving of Fees - Special Olympics Sydney East at the Des Renford Leisure Centre (F2010/00214)

87/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that:

 

a)    Council vote $1,190.75 from the 2018-19 Council Contingency Fund to cover the hire fees for Des Renford Leisure Centre; and

 

b)    the organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and   promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION..

 

 

 

MM22/19      Mayoral Minute - Council Support for ALGA Campaign for Additional Local Government Funding (F2004/08250)

88/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council:

 

(a)        acknowledges the importance of federal funding through the Financial Assistance Grants program for the continued delivery of council services and infrastructure;

 

(b)      expresses its concern about the decline in the value of Financial Assistance Grants funding at the national level from an amount equal to around 1% of Commonwealth Taxation Revenue in 1996 to a current figure of around 0.55%;

 

(c)      write to our local Federal Members of Parliament to call on their support for this campaign; and

 

(c)      calls on all political parties contesting the 2019 Federal Election and their local candidates to support the Australian Local Government Association’s call to restore the national value of Financial Assistance Grants funding to an amount equal to at least 1 % of Commonwealth Taxation revenue and therefore to provide a Fairer Share of Federal funding for our local communities.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM23/19      Mayoral Minute - Ron Wood - Commemoration (F2011/00406)

89/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council:

 

a)       installs a commemorative seat and plaque in Jack Vanny Reserve near Mahon Pool; and

 

b)       ensure the message on the plaque and final location be determined in consultation with Ron Wood’s family.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION..

 

 

 

MM24/19      Mayoral Minute - Royal Hospital for Women - Request for Donation (F2004/07430)

90/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that the donation of plants to the value of $300 be supplied to The Royal Hospital for Women and the funding be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM25/19      Mayoral Minute - National Sorry Day (F2004/07685)

91/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council acknowledges the ongoing grief and trauma caused to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities by historical Government policies and practices of forcibly removing children from their families by:

 

a)       Councillors observing a ‘Minute’s Silence’ before the commencement of tonight’s Council meeting; and

 

b)       flying Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at Council venues at half-mast on National Sorry Day, 26 May.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

General Manager's Reports

 

 

GM4/19        General Manager's Report - Draft Randwick City Council Operational Plan and Budget 2019-20 (F2018/03004)

92/19

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Shurey) that:

 

a)       the Draft Randwick City Council Operational Plan 2019-20, which includes the 2019-20 Budget and associated Fees and Charges be placed on public exhibition for not less than 28 days, from  2 May to 30 May 2019, inviting submissions from the public;

 

b)       at the conclusion of the period of public exhibition a meeting of the Council is held to consider any submissions made concerning the draft Plan and Budget and consider the final 2019-20 Operational Plan and Budget;

 

c)       the General Manager be authorised to make any minor changes if required; and

 

d)       that action 9c.1 on page 8 be amended to read “advocate for improved public transport services.”

 

AMENDMENT: (Roberts/Matson) that the original wording of action 9c.1 be retained. LOST.

 

MOTION: (Parker/Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

GM5/19        General Manager's Report - Partnership Opportunity with NSW Department of Primary Industries on Rock Fishing Safety Workshops (F2004/07086)

93/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) that Council agree to partner with the NSW Department of Primary Industries to present a series of free rock fishing safety workshops for the community.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

Director City Planning Reports

 

 

CP10/19       Director City Planning Report - Development of Strategies to Protect Native Fauna (F2004/06846)

94/19

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Luxford) that:

 

1.    Council develop and implement a public awareness program which promotes responsible cat ownership, including strategies to reduce cat predation of native fauna at an estimated cost of $5,000.00;

 

2.    Council identify and assess the suitability of locations within the City that could potentially be established as Wildlife protection areas pursuant to s. 31(1)(b) of the Companion Animals Act 1998; and

 

3.    Council bring back a report, with costings, investigating the feasibility of adopting:

 

-       improved access to low-cost desexing programs

-       easy access to cat registration and increasing awareness of pensioner discounts

-       active council collaboration with local volunteer street cat rescue groups to assist with rehoming and support for abandoned cats.

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Luxford) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 


 

 

CP11/19       Director City Planning Report - Review of Randwick Local Planning Panel (F2018/00147)

95/19

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Andrews) that Council:

 

a)       receives and notes this report;

 

b)       increase the remuneration for the community representatives to $1500.00 (plus GST) per meeting to align with the rate for expert members;

 

c)       advise the chair or chairs of the planning panel that Council supports the retention of the practice of voting in open meetings;

 

d)       resolve that panel meetings be moved to a more appropriate time to allow attendance by Councillors and the community;

 

e)       write to the Premier requesting that DA’s in Randwick City Council be determined by Council and not the planning panel; and

 

f)       forward a copy of the letter to the Premier to Local Government NSW.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CP12/19       Director City Planning Report - Report for Variation to Development Standard under SEPP No.1 and Clause 4.6 - 13 March - 4 April 2018 (F2008/00122)

96/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) that the report be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

Director City Services Reports

 

 

CS10/19       Director City Services Report - South Coogee to Kingsford - Cycling and Streetscape Improvements - Route Options Analysis (PROJ/10180/1527784/6)

 

 

 

 

97/19

Note: A Rescission Motion in relation to this Item was submitted by Councillors Andrews, Stavrinos, Bowen and Luxford in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the Ordinary Council meeting to be held on 28 May 2019.

 

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Da Rocha) that:

 

1.      the Bundock Street, Avoca Street, Sturt Street route is adopted as the preferred east / west cycleway route between South Coogee and Kingsford, subject to

 

2.      a further report be brought back to the Council addressing all the community concerns raised regarding this route, including a traffic study,

 

3.      the further report also details proposed design improvements to further minimise the impact of the proposed cycleway upon trees – and include the independent arborist’s advice on each tree then proposed to be removed;

 

4.      the identified future strategic bicycle corridor along Anzac Parade be the subject of a briefing session for Councillors; and

 

5.    that Council officers commence investigation on design and costings for the Anzac Parade Bikeway (mid A) (no2) addition to Bundock Street Cycle (No 4).

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION: (Hamilton/D’Souza) that the matter be put. CARRIED.

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION: (Parker/Luxford) that the debate be extended to allow all Councillors to provide further input into this matter. LOST.

 

The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Matson

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Parker

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Veitch

Councillor D'Souza

 

Councillor Hamilton

 

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Stavrinos

Total (4)

Total (10)

 

AMENDMENT: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council:

 

a)    cease any further work relating to the East West cycleway route between South Coogee and Kingsford;

 

b)    acknowledge that within the Bicycle Route Construction Priority Map, Anzac Bikeway – North was listed as first priority, and Anzac Bikeway Mid ‘A’ was listed as second priority;

 

c)    recommit to proceeding with Priority 1 Anzac Bikeway - North on the basis that no parking is lost; and

 

d)    seek funding for concept plan and detailed design for Priority 2 - Anzac Bikeway Mid ‘A’ and Priority 6 – Anzac Bikeway – Mid ‘B’ to connect the south of the city. LOST.

 

The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Bowen

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Matson

Councillor Luxford

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Said

Councillor Parker

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Roberts

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Veitch

Total (6)

Total (8)

 

MOTION: (Matson/Da Rocha) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Andrews

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Matson

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Luxford

Councillor Parker

Councillor Said

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Veitch

 

Total (8)

Total (6)

 


 

 

CS11/19       Director City Services Report - Tram Lane, Randwick – Acquisition by Council of the Privately Owned Section of the Laneway (F2004/06325)

98/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) that, in addition to Councils Works Committee resolution W3/18, Council approve the making of application to the Minister for Local Government for the issue of a proposed acquisition notice under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW) with respect to the Land.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

Director Corporate Services Reports

 

 

CO14/19      Director Corporate Services Report - 2019 National General Assembly of Local Government (F2014/00272)

99/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) that:

 

a)     Council endorses the attendance of interested Councillors at the 2019 National General Assembly in Canberra; and

 

b)    any Councillors interested in attending 2019 National General Assembly of Local Government advise the General Manager as soon as possible for registration purposes.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CO15/19      Director Corporate Services Report - Contingency Fund - Status as at 31 March 2019 (F2017/07396)

100/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) that the status of the contingency funds allocations for 2018-19 be noted.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CO16/19      Director Corporate Services Report - Investment Report - March 2019 (F2015/06527)

101/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) that the Investment Report for March 2019 be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CO17/19      Director Corporate Services Report - Code of Conduct (F2004/06569)

102/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) that:

 

a)       the following Codes be adopted for immediate implementation:

 

-    Code of Conduct for Councillors; and

-    Code of Conduct for Staff.

 

b)       the ‘Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW 2018’ be adopted.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Veitch) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CO18/19      Director Corporate Services Report - Code of Meeting Practice (F2004/06570)

103/19

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Stavrinos) that, in accordance with legislative compliance, the draft Code of Meeting Practice be publicly exhibited for at least 28 days and members of the community be provided at least 42 days in which to comment on the draft code, subject to:

 

(a)      clause 4.11 - amend General Manager to read Mayor.

 

(b)      amend clause 9.10 (reflecting the language in clause 10.9) to read:

 

“If a Mayoral Minute that has a financial cost is adopted without the identification of a funding source, the Council must call for a report from the General Manager outlining funding options for implementation of the resolution. No funds are to be expended on the implementation of the motion until a decision is made on funding source, unless council resolves that the matter is of great urgency.”

 

(c)      amend clause 17.9 by changing the final sentence to read “If a notice of motion is withdrawn after the finalisation of the agenda for the meeting in question, the motion may be moved and seconded by any councillor nominated by the councillor who submitted the notice of motion.”

 

MOTION: (Parker/Stavrinos) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CO19/19      Director Corporate Services Report - Monthly Financial Report as at 31 March 2019 (F2018/00380)

104/19

RESOLUTION: (Roberts/Stavrinos) that Council acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

MOTION: (Roberts/Stavrinos) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

Petitions

 

(a)        A petition was tabled by Cr Stavrinos from local residents opposed to the proposed traffic lights at the intersection of Botany and Sturt streets, Kingsford.

 

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

 

NM16/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr D'Souza - Urgent Driver Safety Traffic Measures in Prince Edward Street, Malabar (F2004/06184)

105/19

RESOLUTION: (D'Souza/Said) that due to community concerns about driver safety, the Randwick Traffic Committee investigate and make recommendations to Council on appropriate traffic signage to be installed at the Ireton Street, Raglan Street, Napier Street and Howe Street intersections with Prince Edward Street, Malabar.

 

MOTION: (D'Souza/Said) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM17/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr D'Souza - Acknowledgement of Contribution of Asian Communities (F2004/06281)

106/19

RESOLUTION: (D'Souza/Stavrinos) that Randwick City Council formally acknowledges the invaluable contribution made by multicultural communities to the advancement of our LGA and Australia in general.

 

MOTION: (D'Souza/Stavrinos) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM18/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Said - Update on Opposition to Proposed Passenger Cruise Ship Terminal (F2014/00125)

107/19

RESOLUTION: (Said/Da Rocha) considering the recent NSW State Election and the re-election of the Berejiklian Government, Randwick City Council:

 

1.       identify the NSW Minister responsible for Ports and/or the proposed cruise terminal at Yarra Bay or Molineux Point and associated activities;

 

2.       write to the NSW Premier, and the new Minister responsible for ports reiterating Council’s strong opposition to a proposed passenger cruise-ship terminal at either Yarra Bay or Molineux Point, highlighting Council’s strong concerns about the negative impact a passenger terminal would have on the area including traffic congestion, environmental destruction, loss of open green space and flow-on land-use pressures;

 

3.       invite the Minister to attend a meeting of Council to address these concerns and, if unable to attend, then Councillor representatives arrange a meeting with the Minister;

 

4.       invite representatives from the ‘Save Yarra Bay’ group, State and Federal MPs, representatives from surrounding councils, members of the Local Aboriginal Land Council and identified concerned residents to a special briefing from council staff on the potential negative impacts of the cruise terminal being located in the LGA; and

 

5.       provide an update to Council on the matters outlined in the previous Council resolution NM63/18 dated 28 August 2018.

 

MOTION: (Said/Da Rocha) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM19/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Said - Apply for National Heritage Listing and Grant Program (F2005/00185)

108/19

RESOLUTION: (Said/Da Rocha) that:

 

1.  based on the comprehensive research collected, Council Officers are to bring back a report on the possibility of applying to the Department of the Environment and Energy to add Yarra Bay and Frenchman’s Beach to the National Heritage List (of which Kurnell is already listed); and

 

2.  Council Officers to investigate applying for funds through the, ‘Australian Heritage Grant Program’ and are to advise Council of the outcome.

 

MOTION: (Said/Da Rocha) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM20/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Declaration of Climate Emergency (F2008/00363)

109/19

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Matson) that Randwick City Council:

 

1.       publicly acknowledges that we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government; that human induced climate change represents one of the greatest threats to humanity, civilisation, and other species; and that it is still possible to prevent the most catastrophic outcomes if societies take emergency action, including local councils; and

 

2.       bring back a report to Council to examine how council plans, policies and works programs can address the climate emergency, and ensure this is embedded into future council strategic plans.

 

MOTION: (Veitch/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Andrews

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Luxford

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Matson

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Veitch

 

Total (9)

Total (5)

 

 

 

NM21/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Crs Veitch, Matson and Shurey  – Greater Randwick Urban Masterplan and Randwick Academic Health Science Centre Masterplan (F2018/00420)

 

 

 

 

110/19

[Note: In accordance with clause 43(4) of the Code of Meeting Practice, three Councillors have signed this motion as it is similar to NM8/19, which was considered at the 26 February 2019 Council meeting].

 

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Shurey) that Randwick City Council writes to the Premier of NSW, the NSW Minister for Planning, and representatives from UNSW and NSW Health Infrastructure to:

 

·           request that a meeting be arranged with the Minister for Planning, representatives from UNSW and NSW Health Infrastructure, Randwick City Council and residents in the area bounded by Hospital Rd, and Magill, Botany and Barker Streets to discuss the plans referred to above; and

 

·           request that details and timelines regarding the Greater Randwick Urban Masterplan (GRUM), the Randwick Academic Health Science Centre Masterplan (RAHSCM), and the Randwick Campus Redevelopment Stage 2, 3 and 4 plans be provided to Randwick City Council and residents in the area bounded by Hospital Rd, and Magill, Botany and Barker Streets, and that all relevant information and plans be published on the Randwick Campus Redevelopment website. .

 

MOTION: (Veitch/Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM22/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Crs Veitch, Matson and Shurey  – Review of Compulsory Acquisition Process for the Randwick Campus Redevelopment (F2018/00420)

 

 

 

 

111/19

[Note: In accordance with clause 43(4) of the Code of Meeting Practice, three Councillors have signed this motion as it is similar to NM8/19, which was considered at the 26 February 2019 Council meeting].

 

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Da Rocha) that Randwick City Council:

 

Writes to the Premier of NSW and the Leader of the NSW Opposition, calling for a public inquiry into:

 

·         the compulsory acquisition process itself;

·         the consultation and transparency issues (referred to above);

·         the treatment individual residents received when negotiating with NSW Government officials regarding the Randwick Health and Education campus redevelopment;

·         current statutory planning powers that override council LEPs to the detriment of local communities;

·         whether the full recommendations of the Russel Review were implemented by the State Government;

 

with the intent of achieving significant reforms for other residents in the Randwick LGA and across NSW whose homes may become the subject of a future compulsory acquisition process.

 

MOTION: (Veitch/Da Rocha) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM23/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Destruction of Aboriginal Artefacts at the CSELR Stabling Yard (F2013/00263)

112/19

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Matson) that this motion be deferred for consideration by Council at a future Council meeting.

 

MOTION: (Veitch/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM24/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Holding Small Scale Business Activations in the Kingsford and Kensington Town Centres (F2014/00156)

113/19

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that Council:

 

a)       bring back a report investigating the feasibility of operating small-scale business activations from now until the Light-Rail becoming fully operational in the Kingsford and Kensington Town Centres; and

 

b)       co-ordinate between the Economic Development Team, Chambers of Commerce and TfNSW Business Activation Teams to organise these activations.

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM25/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Shurey - Dangar Street Speeding Issues (F2004/07177)

114/19

RESOLUTION: (Shurey/Hamilton) that Council notes that residents have concerns over speeding buses in Dangar Street and resolves to consider street calming measures for Dangar Street in consultation with residents, interested Councillors and the local Precinct Committee. In addition, consult with the State Transit Authority about the speeding of buses.

 

MOTION: (Shurey/Hamilton) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM26/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Shurey - Stripping of Legislative Power from Ministers of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (F2009/00075)

115/19

RESOLUTION: (Shurey/Said) that Council:

 

a)       notes the changes to legislative power in the Environment, Heritage and Local Government portfolios; and

 

b)       writes to the Premier expressing our disappointment on these changes and asking her to reinstate the decision making powers to Ministers for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

 

c)       a copy of this motion be sent to LGNSW.

 

MOTION: (Shurey/Said) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM27/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Dangerous Roundabout - Dolphin and Arden Streets (F2013/00099)

116/19

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Andrews) that a meeting be held on site with appropriate Council staff and interested residents and Councillors to assess ways of implementing measures to slow down cars and buses passing through the Arden and Dolphin Streets roundabout and to increase pedestrian safety.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

NM28/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Alfreda Street Beautification and Uplift Capital Work (F2018/01332)

117/19

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Roberts) that Council:

 

1)    notes the disruption, noise and stress to the residents of Alfreda Street, Coogee caused by the works on Coogee Bay Road and the placement of the works compound in Alfreda Street directly opposite resident premises;

 

2)    notes that Alfreda Street is increasingly being used as a service lane for businesses in Coogee Bay Road;

 

3)    identifies the beautification and undertaking of rectification works for Alfreda Street as a capital works program for consideration in the 2020-21 Council budget,

 

4)    approaches the Coogee Beach Chamber of Commerce asking for a meeting with the East Ward Councillors, the Mayor and the General Manager to discuss the possible rationalisation, consolidation or timings of the current multiple commercial waste service pickups in Alfreda Street; and

 

5)    explore a dedicated collection area for commercial bins.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Roberts) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM29/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Ethel Street Parking Issues (F2014/00528)

118/19

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Andrews) that Council:

 

a)    assesses the need for timed parking restrictions in Ethel Street, Randwick;

 

b)    contacts local hospital administrators to suggest the setting up of a joint working group to draft a local area parking plan to reduce parking competition between hospital employees and residents with the objectives of:

 

·         ensuring that hospital employees are able to safely travel to and from work at all times of the day without incurring excessive cost and difficulty;

·         ensuring reasonable access to residents of on-street parking near their homes;

·         assessing the introduction of parking permits in local streets for staff facing otherwise insurmountable commuting problems;

·         optimising staff access to available on-site parking where they work;

·         rationalising hospital shifts to integrate with public transport times including those of the future light rail stop in High Street, Randwick;

·         liaising with local schools and business to explore the possible of the coordinated hiring of any available after-hours off-street parking;

·         the usefulness of a local bus commuter service for staff to reach available parking;

·         designing an appropriate app for staff use in finding parking or commuting options;

·         other possible solutions.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM30/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Possible Next Step for Council Fossil Fuel Divestment - Insurance Companies (F2009/00291)

 

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr Bowen left the chamber and took no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

MOTION: (Matson/Veitch) that Council contributes to the global pressure on the Insurance industry to divest from fossil fuel clients, such as the 2015 decision of Paris City Council, by:

 

1.    writing to our current insurers to ask about their individual support for fossil fuels and ask that they cease investing in and insuring fossil fuels; and

 

2.    bringing back a report on options for withdrawing from the use of insurers supporting the fossil fuel industry. LOST.

 

 

 

 

NM31/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Said - Development Applications in Banksmeadow (Bayside Council) (F2009/00381)

119/19

RESOLUTION: (Said/Stavrinos) that Council Officers:

 

a)       to bring back a report and simultaneously voice our objection to the following Bayside proposed DA’s for the Orica site and the detrimental effect on South Ward residents;

 

1)    Orica’s plans for warehouses on the remediated wetlands site, Banksmeadow Hollow – which was meant to be put aside as a detention basin for maintenance of the flood basin.

 

2)    Holcim Concrete Plant at 1 Beauchamp Rd. The proposed Holcim Concrete Plant site has designated Beauchamp Road for a 24 hour B-double transport route for heavy vehicles to Port Botany. It is estimated that this site will have approximately 40 truck movements per hour. This concrete batching plant is estimated to produce 250,000m3 of pre-mix concrete per year.

 

b)       to seek advice from Bayside Council regarding the Dangerous Goods Transport Review and its quantitative Risk Assessment of the Botany/Randwick industrial zone recommendations which were to be actioned by June 2019.

 

MOTION: (Said/Stavrinos) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

Confidential Reports

 

The meeting moved into closed session in order to consider confidential items.

 

Closed Session

 

CON12/19    Confidential - Des Renford Leisure Centre Pool Resurfacing - Tender No. T2019-14 (F2018/00505)

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (d) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

120/19

RESOLUTION: (Shurey/Andrews) that:

 

a)       under Regulation 178(1)(b) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council decline to accept any of the tenders;

 

b)       invite, in accordance with clause 167, 168 or 169, fresh tenders based on the same or different details; and

 

c)       unsuccessful tenderers are notified.

 

MOTION: (Shurey/Andrews) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CON13/19    Confidential - Quotation for All Terrain Vehicles - Q2019-09 (F2018/00571)

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (d) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

121/19

RESOLUTION: (Shurey/Andrews) that Council:

 

a)    endorses the General Manager’s acceptance of the offer from Hills District Machinery Pty Ltd, in accordance with the terms and conditions set out under Local Government Procurement contract LGP508-2 Small Plant & Outdoor Power Equipment, for the supply & delivery of three (3) All Terrain Vehicles for Beach Services and one (1) All-Terrain Vehicle for Sports Field Maintenance, at their submitted prices;

 

b)    endorses the General Manager’s acceptance of the offer from Land HQ, in accordance with the terms and conditions set out under Local Government Procurement contract LGP508-2 Small Plant & Outdoor Power Equipment, for the supply & delivery of one (1) x All-Terrain Vehicle for Street Weed Spraying, at their submitted price; and

 

c)    notifies the unsuccessful company.

 

MOTION: (Shurey/Andrews) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CON20/19    Confidential - Cleaning and Inspection of Gross Pollutant Traps and Ancillary Services - Tender No. SSROC 2018-02 (F2018/00400)

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (d) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

122/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Shurey) that:

 

a)       under Regulation 178(1)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005,

 

          - Ecosol Pty Ltd,

          - Optimal Stormwater Pty Ltd,

          - Pipe Management Australia Pty Ltd,

          - R.A Bell Environmental & Company (trading as Bell Environmental),

          - Total Drain Cleaning Services Pty Ltd,

          - ToxFree Australia Pty Ltd, and

          - Alfords Point Drain Inspections

 

be accepted as the successful tenderers for the Cleaning and Inspection of Gross Pollutant Traps and Ancillary Services for their respective categories; and

 

b)         the General Manager is authorised to enter into preferred supplier agreements for a period of three (3) years, with two (2) optional one (1) year extensions.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Shurey) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

Open Session

 

The meeting moved back into open session.

 

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

A Rescission Motion in relation to Item CS10/19 (Director City Services Report - South Coogee to Kingsford - Cycling and Streetscape Improvements - Route Options Analysis) was submitted by Councillors Andrews, Stavrinos, Bowen and Luxford in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the Ordinary Council meeting to be held on 28 May 2019.

 

 

There being no further business, Her Worship the Mayor, Cr K Neilson, declared the meeting closed at 11.25pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 28 May 2019.

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON